The price of in-car sat-nav is to tumble thanks to software giant Microsoft. The computer software firm has created screen-less device with Fiat called TBox. The device allows drivers to plug in hand-held computers for route guidance. Cost expected to be fraction of normal factory-fit systems.
Every cloud has a silver lining. A week after Smart announced the Roadster is to be axed, used car experts and enthusiasts are predicting the model will be a future classic - and that owners could see them actually increase in value.
Supplied by sources close to Toyota, exclusive images in the current issue of the magazine reveal the MPV version of the next-generation Yaris, which goes into production in 2006. But whether or not the car comes to Britain is still hanging in the balance.
Featuring clever seating and a large Sky Roof, the latest Honda is on the same wavelength as modern car buyers. The stylish, Jazz-based Airwave MPV (image) is aimed at young motorists, and with a four-wheel-drive option it can even cut it off-road.
Two new 4x4s from Ford and Volkswagen are set to go head-to-head - but these are vans. Following VW's news of a 2.5 TDI T5 Transporter 4MOTION, blue oval bosses have told Auto Express about plans for a four-wheel-drive Transit.
With a sharp new look, a finely tuned rear-wheel-drive chassis and luxurious cabin, all the fresh Lexus IS range needs now is a high-performance flagship -and this week's mag has the pictures to prove it.
Although it looks like a Toyota, this SUV is not the next RAV4. Called the Tiggo, it's actually the work of Chinese firm Chery. However, with a side-hinged tailgate and rear-mounted spare wheel, the RAV4 was clearly an inspiration.